recopy aged data

Last post 04-25-2013, 2:59 PM by Ali. 10 replies.
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  • recopy aged data
    Posted: 12-07-2010, 10:06 AM

    I have some old tapes with aged data on them that need to be copied to a new tape format.

    Is there any way to do this short of restoring the data and backing it up again?

  • Re: recopy aged data
    Posted: 12-07-2010, 12:44 PM

    Hhello pdrace,

    What version of CommVault are you running?

  • Re: recopy aged data
    Posted: 12-07-2010, 12:55 PM


  • Re: recopy aged data
    Posted: 12-07-2010, 1:14 PM

    8.0 does not have the ability to recopy aged data. 

  • Re: recopy aged data
    Posted: 12-09-2010, 1:49 PM

    However, although 8.0 does not allow recopy of aged data, you can still access and restore aged data. Just ensure the media is write protected when reinserting into the library/drive to avoid overwriting as it will otherwise be automatically moved to the default scratch pool for reusage.

    Follow steps described in this link (from BOL):




  • Re: recopy aged data
    Posted: 12-10-2010, 10:16 AM

    Yes I knew that. It would have been easier to copy if possible though. Smile

  • Re: recopy aged data
    Posted: 12-10-2010, 2:02 PM

    Seems to be better to move the tape to the OverwriteProtectedScratch

  • Re: recopy aged data
    Posted: 12-10-2010, 2:10 PM

    dominik khd:

    Another possibility - but not supported - is to edit the
    database tables and change some records into 'not aged'.
    Since there are a lot of tables youwould have to edit
    it has to be done very carefully ! Easier is the way with the licence
    i guess.

    No one should EVER do this.  Many tables are dependent on others being correct and making modifications is extremely dangerous to your data integrity.  I believe the EULA also states that if you make modifications to the database you completely invalidate your supportability.


  • Re: recopy aged data
    Posted: 12-10-2010, 2:24 PM
    A fast response. I believe this is a forum ! If you would ever had been in such a situation that you have lost some
    important database entries and you need to recover your important data. It is a possibility!
    Condition is that you are able to handle databases and data models.
    For security reasons, certainly you should work with a cloned database when doing this.
    Why not a simple script from commvault could have done that for you ?
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  • Re: recopy aged data
    Posted: 01-26-2011, 11:30 PM

    I believe the V9 software can copy to a new set of media.


    In v8 the only real way to do it is to create a new sync or selective copy but that means feeding your media through to copy it from 8 to b. Time consuming stuff if you have a lot of data.

  • Re: recopy aged data
    Posted: 04-25-2013, 2:59 PM
    • Ali is not online. Last active: 07-03-2019, 12:32 PM Ali
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    • Joined on 08-05-2010

    Good day Folks,

    One option you could potentially attempt, is upgrade the v8 DB to v9, and use a built in v9 utility w/ latest Service Pack, to unage the Media.

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